Trousdell Aquatics Center's Puppies in the Pool

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City Of Tallahassee Press Release

Swimming season is winding down, which is the perfect chance for your canine companion to jump on in! Trousdell Aquatics Center will host the eighth annual Puppies in the Pool event in the activity pool on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Puppies in the Pool event is sponsored by the City's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department.

Dogs will be divided into two groups and allotted certain swim times. Times are the same both days.
· Dogs under 40 pounds: 1 - 2 p.m.
· Dogs over 40 pounds: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Since space is limited; pre-registration is encouraged. Entry fees are $4 per person and $4 per dog. Express Puppy Passes are now on sale at Trousdell. The pool is open from 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. for registration. Citizens wanting to attend Puppies in the Pool can bring their pet's paperwork, prepay the entrance fee and select the time slot that works best for them and their pooch(es).

They will be then be given an Express Puppy Pass, which allows them to bypass lines on event day and head straight for the pool. Only cash and checks are accepted.

All dogs 6 months or older are welcome to come show off their best doggie paddle. All dog owners must bring current health information on each animal. Without these materials, dogs will not be permitted in the pool. Vaccinations must be current for rabies, bordetella and one of the following: DAPP, DA2PP or DHPP.

Dogs must also have had a negative fecal test within the past year and be spayed or neutered. Also, this is the dog's time to swim, thus no humans will be allowed into the activity pool with their canine friend(s) due to regulations set by the Leon County Public Health Department.

Don't forget to stop by the dog wash station on your way out! For your convenience, Pets Ad Litem (PAL) will have this set up just outside the pool.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to get your pup clean before your trip home in the car, while supporting PAL at the same time. PAL is an alliance of advocates and professionals providing a legal voice for animals.

For more information about Puppies in the Pool, please call the Trousdell Aquatics Center , located at 298 John Knox Road, at 891-4901.

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